What a better way to enjoy some family time is to go visit one of the amazing beaches in Southern Ontario and many are within a short distance from Orangeville. Here are a few to make sure you add to your list of things to do this summer. Some of the beaches are free to enter but you may have to pay for the parking. TIP: You can visit Ontario Provincial Parks FREE FOR 1 DAY only this summer Make sure to mark July 15 in your calendar, as you’ll be able to visit Ontario Parks for free! You will be able to access operating provincial parks for free in celebration of Healthy Parks, Healthy People. This year, that day falls on Friday, July 15th. If you miss out on the free day this July, don’t worry! You can always borrow a vehicle permit from your local library including the Orangeville Public Library. https://www.ontarioparks.com/dayuse/discounts
Bluewater Beach - Located in Tiny Township which has 70km of shoreline, this beautiful spot is a total hidden paradise. There is white sand and a wooden boardwalk for exploring.
Grand Bend Beach - Located along the shores of Lake Huron, the beach is clean, well supervised and has excellent facilities such as showers, washrooms and food stands. Lots of activities for the family like SeaDoo Rentals, water trampoline, flyboarding and speed boat charters. Along the town's main strip there are a variety of restaurants, shops and nightlife.
Long Point Beach - Unique sand dunes with over 1.5km of sandy beach on the warm waters of Lake Erie. Enjoy some excellent fishing and boating available in Long Point Bay. There is an Ontario Parks entry fee into Long Point Provincial Park but it is worth it as the park is also part of the UNESCO World Biosphere, protecting a variety of unique plants and wildlife.
Singing Sands Beach - Are you looking for a spectacular sunset, look no further than this beauty of a beach along the Bruce Peninsula. It is a first come first serve location and it is a part of Bruce Peninsula National Park located on Lake Huron. Just 10km south is the Town of Tobermory. https://explorethebruce.com/place/singing-sands-beach-trails/
Goderich Beach - This destination offers a sandy beach perfect for families with plenty of amenities such as concession, washrooms and play equipment. The main beach is located along the Lake Huron shoreline in the town of Goderich. Visitors can climb the wooden stairs from St. Christopher's beach to visit the Goderich Lighthouse.
Sauble Beach - This beach is located in the town of Sauble Beach on the south Bruce Peninsula. Situated on Lake Huron, it boasts warm water, long sandy beach and has lifesaving stations. Close to the beach is Sauble Falls Provincial Park and if you are looking for some excitement... check out Ascent Aerial Park
There are so many summer destinations right in your back yard. Each has it's own charm and beauty so start planning your next adventure! Grab your sunglasses and sunblock and go discover one of these beaches in Ontario.
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